Parish Church of St Peter and St Leonard Wakefield

Description of Parish Church of St Peter and St Leonard Wakefield

Built by the famous 18th century architect and son of Horbury, John Carr in 1794. In 1864 the Reverend Baring-Gould joined the parish and the following year wrote the famous hymn Onward Christian Soldiers so the children of the newly formed Horbury Bridge Mission could process around the town on their way to St Peter's. John Carr is buried in the crypt under the church. For more information see www.horburyvillage.com.

Who does Parish Church of St Peter and St Leonard Wakefield appeals to?

Anyone interested in Historical Buildings

Why Visit Parish Church of St Peter and St Leonard Wakefield?

This attraction is at the centre of Horbury and is one of many buildings of historical note around the town. Across the way on Church Street is the 15C Horbury Old Hall and nearby in Tithe Barn Street the wooden timbers of the former tithe barn remain visible. Blue plaques are numerous, including those marking the birthplace of John Carr, the dwelling of composer William Baines, the old kidcote and the mission church opened by Sabine Baring-Gould

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